188 Victoria Rd, Drummoyne NSW 2047
The multi-award winning designer behind the Basilica Couture label, Ms Panatou, has been a pioneer in the Australian bridal fashion industry for over 30 years. Her Greek heritage inspired her to use the name "Basilica", for her distinguished label and salon. She was one of the first Australian designers to exhibit her bridal collection at the New York Couture Fashion Week held at the Waldorf Astoria, in Manhattan in 2006 and the first Australian designer to be asked to exhibit at the Fiera Milano, Italy in 2008.
She creates exquisite wedding gowns and sophisticated evening gowns for the bridal mothers and the bridal party. Her chic salon also showcases ready to wear gowns by international designers Badgley Mischka and Anne Barge. By appointment only, the Basilica Couture salon is a must for the discerning woman who appreciates style, quality and personal service. Like Us On Facebook: Basilica Couture.
Your wedding is a landmark occasion in your life and choosing your wedding gown is one of the most important decisions to be made when planning a wedding. The Basilica Couture salon provides an exquisite range of gowns and accessories for the brides and bridesmaids and we invite you to book an appointment to view the designer gowns we offer, to find the perfect gowns for you and your bridal party.
At her chic Drummoyne salon, she not only offers her own tailor made signature bridal and evening gowns that are created in her Sydney workrooms, but she also showcases imported wedding, bridesmaids and evening gowns, shoes, jewellery and accessories from some of the world's most famous labels, Badgley Mischka and Anne Barge. who were selected based on their couture quality and commitment to artistic excellence. Ms Panatou has worked closely with these designers and with their assistance has hand picked each gown to ensure that she has created a unique and varied collection for Australian brides to choose from. The imported collections, exclusive only to our salon are ready to wear and are ordered once we take your measurements, then any necessary modifications and adjustments are done in our salon by our experienced seamstresses.
Consultations times are by appointment only and usually 1 - 1 ½ hours in duration, so that our clients are personally attended to ensuring that they receive our undivided attention with our salon entirely devoted to them and their bridal party. We work along side our clients to select the gowns to suit their style, figure and personality. There is no charge for an appointment but we do require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel or another appointment will not be offered and we also ask that each bride is only accompanied by a maximum of 2 people unless previously arranged with us. To stay informed about our latest news and collections, follow us on our Blog and Facebook. Appointments are advised to try on our gowns. Like us on Facebook: Basilica Couture
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Known for her signature sleeves, cuffs and collars, Ms Panatou triumphs over couture with incredible imagination,craftsmanship and exceptional tailoring that enhances all body shapes. Her gowns are dedicated to a chic, sophisticated woman who demands a refined but modern luxury for this fabulous occasion. They can be assured that their gowns will be personally supervised by her from design to finish as each gown is created with passion, like a work of art. Ms Panatou's gowns are born with splendid fluidity of the skilful couturiere synonymous with exciting innovation and striking femininity. She creates sensuality in a playful game of transparencies, tailored lines, plunging necklines and long vents. The refined elegance of each creation are made of exquisite fabrics such as satin, faille, velvets, chiffons and laces. These are the materials, which enhance the extraordinary simplicity of the gowns, created by this great couturiere. The results is a relaxing, memorable experience, personal service and a gown and accessories that truly compliment the client's personality, style and occasion. Ms Panatou brings to her work a unique ideology that was developed early in her youth by her Greek parents who had nobly migrated here from Cyprus in the mid 50's and her label "Basilica" comes from the Greek word meaning "Queen". Ms Panatou's love for fashion was born in her and her career as a designer seemed destined from being a child when she first started to design her own clothes that were sewn by her mother's tailor. Immediately after Ms Panatou completed her education fashion design, she was awarded "Gown Of The Year" in one of the most prestigious nation wide events in the bridal industry and years on, she has become one of the most celebrated couturieres and the recipient of numerous illustrious awards. Ms Panatou's breathtaking designs have been courted by the elite of Sydney's socialites and she was commissioned to design the wedding gown for the daughter-in-law of the previous Australian Governor General. The designer's aspirations for creating this illustrious gown for our national royalty was "European Princess" of course.
Badgley Mischka Shoes are available at the Basilica Couture salon.
With the news of the birth of the Royal baby, all new parents will reflect on the traditions of the Baptism and like the Royal couple, will incorporate their own style and signature on how they will introduce their new born into their own faith.
The origin of the name "Basilica",is the ancient Greek word meaning Queen.
An in house alterations service is provided at an additional fee.
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Thanks so much for all your help, you were amazing and I am recommending you and your work to anyone one who will listen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Basilica Haute Couture Gowns are designed and made in our Sydney workrooms.How long does it take to order and receive a Badgley Mischka Bride wedding gown?
The Badgley Mischka Bride wedding gowns take 12 weeks from the date you order the gown to it's arrival in our Basilica Couture salon. A rush order can be made by paying a fee.
This year, Basilica Couture has launched "The Wedding Stylista's Workshops" that are designed to guide the bride and groom through to styling their perfect wedding day, based on Feng Shui principles, sophisticated styling and chromatic concepts. These sessions are held by a professional designer who has a 30 year career in fashion and interior design, photography and Feng Shui. The bridal couple will share this inspiring and educational soiree over a glass of champagne with one or more other bridal couples whilst they are directed through the process of creating their wedding day style board. For all of our news, workshop dates and workshop packages, follow us on our blog: www.theweddingstylista.wordpress.com
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